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« on: August 13, 2011, 15:07:30 »

Hello all,

Has anyone had much experience hybridising with Canistrum? Particularly Canistrum Fosterium? Mine is about to flower - I was going to attempt some pollination. I noticed that many of the xCanmeas have inflorescences much like Canistrum Fosterium. In fact I can see very little of many of the Achmea parents in the xCanmeas on the FCBS site.

If no one has had any experience with this area, does anyone know if Canistrum Fosterium self-sets seed?

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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2011, 15:40:06 »

I have just successfully germinated seed from a cross of it with Ae. chantinii. The year before I tried to self set seed without success.
My latest attempts have been with Aechmea fendleri , Ae. fasciata var purpurea.

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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2011, 21:23:06 »

It is interesting to see that the registered xCanmeas do seem to all have the Canistrum as the seed parent. I can tell you that I have seedlings from 3 crosses where Canistrum seidelianum was the pollen parent.

BTW, I was able to cross one chantinii with C seidelii and C seidelianum but so far no luck crossing C seidelii with C seidelianum.
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2011, 00:09:47 »

Here's an XCanmea of mine with Aech. corriea-araujoi as the seed parent and Canistrum seidelianum as the pollen parent. From memory Lisa has registered a very nice example of the same cross. I think that my C. seidelianum didn't self.
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2011, 01:59:07 »


BTW, I was able to cross one chantinii with C seidelii and C seidelianum but so far no luck crossing C seidelii with C seidelianum.


Do you mean Canistropsis seidelii, Nick?  I've never heard of Canistrum seidelii, althought there's an Aechmea, a Bill, and probably several other genera as well.   Ae. chantinii is one of the most receptive seed parents to a wide variety of pollen.  Kind of unusual for an Aechmea, and I'm pretty sure neither the Canistrum nor the Canistropsis are in that league either. 

I don't have C. fosterianum, I've only worked with C. seidelianum, and I've never seen that self.  It can be used as both seed and pollen parent, though.  That cross you mention, Mitche (xCanmea Nani Ko'olau) was actually done both ways.  The results were pretty similar, so I just picked what I thought was the best clone to register.  It just happened that that was one where the Can was seed parent.  I've got another with Ae. orlandiana that I think is the same arrangement, but I'd have to go check the tags to be sure. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2011, 16:44:17 »

Yes Canistropsis seidelii and Canistrum seidelianum. I don't know of any decent genus abbreviation for the two but I think people know which is which.
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